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Myths

One way to get an idea for a story is to look at the classics and see if you can retell that story in a different time period, or to use those characters in a new way.

Think about it. Cinderella has been told a thousand times. And the Percy Jackson series is based on the Greek gods. Meg Cabot’s story Avalon High is a contemporized version of the legend of Arthur, Camelot, and Avalon.

Here’s a link to a site that has lots of information about Greek, Celtic, Norse, and other myths.

Perhaps reading through them will get your creative juices flowing!

Timeless Myths:  http://www.timelessmyths.com/

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Here’s an interesting link:

http://www.maicar.com/GML/

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pirateDavid L Harrison puts up a new puzzle every month.  This months puzzle is about pirates. 

Actually, puzzles can help you build your vocabulary.  And a respectable vocabulary is a tool authors need in order to write a good story. http://www.davidlharrison.com/kids.htm

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